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correspondent and steve clemons is the editor-at-large for "the atlantic." richard, it's great to have you with us safe and sound. let me ask you about that. i had a sense as a political observer that the president was talking directly to the mullahs, to the people over there who really have the power, saying, look, maybe we can avoid a war, avoid a bombing campaign by us or israel if we can talk away from this weaponization of nuclear arms over there. how did you read it? what happened over there? >> i think he was talking to a lot of different audiences, and he was saying that i'm different than the previous administration. i'm not president bush. a lot of people around the world still remember the united states even though there's been four years of a barack obama presidency for the wars in iraq and the wars in afghanistan and military interventions and the drone policy, and he was trying to say we can work peacefully. we have to build on the peacemakers, and i think that is a message that will be received by people in iran, will be received by certain communities in iran, but there is
gridlock steve cohen of memphis introduced a bill this week which would require states to use independent redistricting commissions in drawing those maps. here we in to talk about his bill and what he expects during president obama's second term, is congressman steve cohen. welcome to "the war room"." >> thank you good to be with you. >> michael: do you think they would or could pass this bill. >> whether they would is doubtful but it's an important bill because we have gridlock and the reason for that is too many districts are concerned about the primary and the far right and far left and they don't have to work with the whole community or the center, because of the partisan redistricting which we have in most states are drawn up just to suit their people or make them overwhelmingly ohio. ohio went for the president. ohio went to sherrod brown but yet 12 of the 16 districts drawn up by the ohio legislature were republican. that's not right. it does not reflect the will of the people. it reflects the lines they've drawn. it makes it that those the republicans don't have to work with the c
. then inside "the washington times" this mortgage, plenty of quotes from republicans. this one from steve king. they say outspoken republican from iowa among the first congressional lawmakers to weigh in on the inauguration. he issued a statement more than three hours before president obama ceremonially took the oath of office for his second term. senator jeff sessions, an alabama republican, refused to criticize the i dress. host: to douglas, nashville, tennessee, democratic caller. caller: good morning. host: what are your throughouts on the inaugural address? caller: i thought it was wonderful. i thought the speech was very insightful and i believe that he talked about we the people and together we can do the things he set out to do. host: he talked about social security, climate change, equal rights for gay couples and women. is that your priority list? caller: i'm not sure it's in that order but the president has a hard job and congress has yet to work together with him and i believe that we have good republicans and over 50% of the country agreed with the position of the president and i
, congratulations. we go together. [applause] >> best of luck on your second term, sir. second to none. >> steve sun from maim valley, washington. -- maple valley, washington. congratulations, sir. second to none. >> good evening, sir. from allentown, pennsylvania. best of luck to you, sir. second to none. >> from sowell, cree -- sowell, korea. second to nun. -- none. >> congratulations on your re-election sir. ready in the fifth, always. >> sir, i'm staff sergeant from seoul, korea. on behalf of the airpower team in korea, i would like to congratulate you and president obama. we are always ready to fight. >> good evening, sir. from athens, texas. on behalf of all the forces here, we would like to say congratulations. >> from california. congratulations, sir. support, defend. >> good evening, sir. u.s. marine corps forces, korea. semper fi. >> the 19th command. i want to wish you and the president best of luck in your second term. >> sir, thank you again for this opportunity. we're all curious to know when you fight come visit us here in korea. wlar did -- >> what did he say? >> colonel, the only t
, america can meet the test of a new day. my brother steve, the inventor, innately grasps this challenge. so must we. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlelady from california seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i also rise to recognize the 40th anniversary of the supreme court roe v. wade decision this landmark decision granted american women the right to make their own personal health decisions. in consultation with her family and her faith and without government intrusion. mrs. capps: however, this right has been under steady attack in recent years with a clore goal, to make it so difficult to obtain a safe and legal abortion that it's become de facto illegal. but i'm among those who remember what what it was like when women were pushed into the shadows to get care and we cannot go back to that dangerous time. the truth is, none of us can walk in the shoes of each woman, facing an unwanted pregnancy. so let'
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